Franciscan Health Dyer has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety and for Breast Centers by the Women’s Choice Award, America’s trusted referral source for the best in health care.
The Best Hospitals honor signifies the hospital is in the top 15 percent of 3,005 U.S. hospitals for patient safety, while the Breast Centers award shows the hospital is in the top 7 percent of 4,789 nationwide that offer such services.
Health care has made significant strides in patient safety in recent years. Hospital-acquired conditions declined 21 percent from 2010 to 2015, resulting in 125,000 fewer patient deaths according to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Hospital-acquired conditions are conditions that a patient develops while in the hospital being treated for something else.
“The recipients of the America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety award have led the country by implementing safe practices that have ultimately saved lives,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “This recognition is critical for women as they make 80 percent of health care decisions and need to know they are putting themselves—and their family members—in safe hands.”
The methodology used to select Franciscan Health Dyer as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety is unique in that it evaluates complication and infection incident rates and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey results, along with primary research about women’s healthcare preferences. It is the only award recognizing excellence in patient safety based on robust criteria that consider patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.
To receive the award, hospitals must also use an Inpatient Safe Surgery Checklist to assess effective communication and safe practices during three perioperative periods: prior to administration of anesthesia; prior to skin incision; and prior to the patient leaving the operating room or procedural area.
The Dyer campus is one of 451 award recipients representing the hospitals that have met the highest standards for patient safety in the U.S. by the Women’s Choice Award.
Said Patrick Maloney, hospital president and CEO, “I am extremely pleased and grateful for this prestigious recognition of the high-quality care our hospital is providing. Offering the best patient care in a highly safe environment for our patients is our highest priority.”
In the Breast Centers category, Franciscan Health Dyer was one of 352 award recipients. The honor demonstrates the hospital has met the highest standards of breast care nationwide, as set by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and carry the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence seal from the American College of Radiology.
“We are very excited and proud of our program. We are honored that others recognize the dedication and efforts physicians and staff have made to deliver the highest quality of patient-centered care,” said Cynthia Duran, director of the hospital’s oncology and breast centers
Selection methodology evaluates Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems, along with primary research about women’s care preferences.
Passi, a breast cancer survivor who was a victim of poor imaging and misdiagnosis, said, “I learned the hard way that where you choose to have your mammogram can have a profound impact on your outcome and experience. By identifying America’s Best Breast Centers, we’re helping women find the top accredited centers in their communities.”
For more information about the 2017 America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety, visit https://www.womenschoiceaward.com/awarded/healthcare/
About the Women’s Choice Award
The Women’s Choice Award® is a trusted referral source, empowering women to make smart healthcare choices by identifying the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence. The Women’s Choice Award was recently honored by the INC 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2016 for a second consecutive year. Visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com/ to learn more.